Melanie Porter has been dumped--again. When others accuse her of "being in love with being in love," she agrees to let her best friend, Patti, step in and direct her dating life.
The Boyfriend Bylaws by Patti Hartley
Rule #1: No giving out your phone number until approved to do so.
Rule #2: Must obtain permission to accept any date invitation.
Rule #3: No bringing up marriage, kids or the future.
Rule #4: No going to first base without authorization.
Amended Rule #4: No going to first base, or any other base, without authorization.
Rule #5: No scribbling your first name with some guy's last name. Ever.
Rule #6: New rules may be added as Patti Hartley deems necessary.
Memorize it, live by it, and happy dating!
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After reading Driven to Date by Susan Halton, I was pleased to be offered an ARC e-book of Twist of Date via NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased opinion. What can I say other than this author has done it again. This short, light-hearted, humorous romance, neatly wraps up with a HEA for the main couple, without feeling rushed. Perfect for those who want to read a clean romance but do not want to invest a lot of time. As part of her “Better Date Than Never” series, this is a stand-a-lone with likeable supporting characters from her other books. Though I wasn’t a fan of Erika for lying to Melanie and being competitive towards her, while also being portrayed as a friend, Erika did redeem herself at the end. The only thing that felt unrealistic was Melanie’s car being used as a wager to motivate her to follow Patti’s rules. It seemed over the top to consider giving your car away for not following a made-up list of dating rules, especially since Melanie barely made enough to pay her rent.
Will the boyfriend bylaws help Mel? I received the Audible of “A Twist of Date” by Susan Hatler and Narrated by Martha Lee. I enjoyed the narration by Martha Lee, she made it easy to follow along and used differentiated tones for each of the characters. The author Susan Hatler did an amazing job with this story, it had me laughing at the “Boyfriend Bylaws” and Melanie character struggling with both dating and the boyfriend bylaws. Melanie’s story is relatable for some of us ladies as we love falling in love and sometimes miss the signs that the one we are falling in love with is not on the same page meaning…they are either just getting to know you phase or is only going out with you to have fun but nothing more. The author captures the complex actions and feeling that go with dating, especially for those of us who are in love with being in love and getting hurt over and over again.
I really enjoyed reading a Twist of Date. It's a lovely balance of humor, romance, realism, friendship, family issues, and love. The main characters have worked together at a gym for awhile as good friends. Matt has deeper feelings for Melanie but can't get her to take him serious. Melanie is too busy looking for love in all the wrong places to give Matt a chance. But after too many bad choices her best friend and roommate, Patti, convinces Mel to live by a set of "boyfriend bylaws" for dating designed to force Melanie into thinking before dating. This book was funny (the closet scene is hilarious), heartwarming, and ends with more than one kind of HEA for sweet Melanie.
Susan Hatler A Twist of Date Better Date than Never #5 Originally this was marketed as The Boyfriend Bylaws, and I loved it then. Now it’s where it belongs in the Better Date than Never series, and as it’s been revamped it deserved a re-read, right? I love the Boyfriend Bylaws and the line “being in love with being in love”, which is something I’m sure every girl can relate to. Melanie is a lucky girl to have a friend like Patti that cares so much, or she’s just had enough of Melanie moping when it all goes wrong, but either way it’s a comical concept when she decides to take over Melanie’s love life. The rules are simple, but a little harder to accept in real life where Melanie is used to jumping in with both feet, but leads to some interesting justification – a lunch date with your boss isn’t really a date, it’s a working lunch. Obviously it wouldn’t be a romance without the happily ever after and a cute guy that makes her heart stop, and Matt is everything she could ever ask for (even if she isn’t willing to admit it). Full of humour, romance and a gentle roller coaster ride of emotions, it’s a feel good read that I will definitely be reading again.
This book was a lot of good fun. I really enjoyed it!